A group performance for paper cones, turntables, contact mics and sound effects records. Ideally up to four performers with four turntables and up to 12 microphones with stands. Using rolled up paper cones and sewing needles or scalpel blades as a stylus the performers play the records attempting to play each record simultaneously from as many different points as they can. The mechanism of the turntables is also miked up using contact mics. Each performer is in control of their own mix. Gradually they build up a live soundscape from dead recordings of locations and events that were captured and imprinted on vinyl decades ago.
This version is a post-considered edit that blends together a number of advance rehearsals and experiments with a live performance of the piece by the Piel View Hackers group.
Paper Cone Music was a FON Air micro-commission for the Octopus Collective.